Category Archives: Morals

Category: Morals

80 Prominent Catholics (Including Cardinals and Bishops) Issue Declaration in Support of Church Teaching on Marriage

Rorate Caeli: A Declaration of Fidelity to the Church’s Unchangeable Teaching on Marriage and to Her Uninterrupted Discipline was disclosed today by a group of 78 [80] Catholic personalities, including cardinals, bishops, priests, eminent scholars, leaders of pro-family and pro-life organizations and influential figures of civil society. The statement was disclosed by the association Supplica Filiale [Filial Appeal], the same organization that collected, between the two … More →

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‘Catholic’ Providence College Celebrating ‘Diversity’ and ‘That’s the Law!’

Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine: On my way to work at Providence College, I pass by two notable murals painted on concrete retaining walls to edify motorists passing by. One of them is executed in the brightly colored style of a cartoon, with exaggerated circles and curlicues for eyes and hair and ears and noses. It cries out in big puffy letters, “Celebrate Diversity.” The other … More →

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Philippines: Bishops Call Abortion a Sin That ‘Cries to Heaven for Divine Justice’

LifeNews: Amid a rash of violence in the Philippines, the country’s Catholic bishops issued a statement on Thursday crying for mercy toward every human life. The bishops reminded Catholics that abortion, terrorism, murder and other attacks on human life are all acts of violence. They described them as sins that “cry to heaven for divine justice,” according to the Malaysia Herald. More here. Share, Bookmark, … More →

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Catholic Psychiatrist Strongly Warns Against Vatican’s New Sex Ed Program

1Peter5, Maike Hickson: On 2 September, LifeSiteNews published a trenchant critique of the new Vatican Sexual Education Program. The author of this critique, Dr. Rick Fitzgibbons, the director of the Institute for Marital Healing outside Philadelphia, strongly opposes this new program which he calls “pornographic” and a “threat to the youth.” He goes so far as to claim that the bishop responsible for this program – Archbishop … More →

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Facing the Implications of Our Professed Principles

During one of our conversations in late 2002—as the build up for the Iraq war was increasing, to include “the psychological preparation of the battlefield” on the home front—Joe Sobran suddenly said, and to me unforgettably: “It can take men a depressingly long time to face the implications of their professed principles.”(His words and tone made me think of G.K. Chesterton and his own logical … More →

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Explicit Vatican Sex Ed Program for Catholic High Schools, Coed Classes

This is such a betrayal, no words can lessen the outrageous affront to innocence and parental authority. Catholic Culture: In a study released today, the Cardinal Newman Society reported significant flaws in the high school sex education program made available during World Youth Day by the Pontifical Council for the Family. The Society concluded that this program is “not ready” for use in its target market of Catholic high schools, … More →

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Honor thy Father and Mother

Living Up to the Fourth Commandment — Honor thy Father and Mother The Antidote in Correcting the Behavior of Unruly Children As a practicing psychologist for over forty years, I have worked with more than my share of unruly children and their parents. Needless to say, poorly disciplined children can be a destructive force within the family. The unruly behavior of our youth is much … More →

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The Moral Evil of Dropping the Atomic Bombs

National Catholic Register, Jimmy Akin: Every year in August, people take to the blogosphere to debate the morality of the U.S. nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which took place in August of 1945. This year, physicist Tom Hartsfield has a piece on Real Clear Science in which he argues that dropping the bomb on these cities was the right thing to do. He makes two arguments, … More →

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Illinois Gov Signs Bill Requiring Doctors and Pregnancy Centers to Give Abortion Referrals

LifeNews: Abortion is now the official state-preferred choice for Illinois women in unexpected pregnancies, after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 1564 into law Friday afternoon. Rauner, a Republican, held veto power over the legislation—which Democrats pushed through on a strictly partly line vote and put on his desk May 31—but he went against the grain of his own party in approving the legislation. More here. … More →

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Are Smoking and Drinking Sinful?

Father Chad Ripperger, in an eight and a half minute sermon, answers this question with scholastic acumen and competence. The bottom line is that neither is evil unless abused. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Polish Bishops Stand Firm Against Communion for Divorced/Remarried

The Tablet: A senior bishop has said that the Church in Poland will refuse communion to divorced and remarried Catholics despite the landmark family document from Pope Francis which opened up the possibility. Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, the President of the Polish Bishops’ Conference, said that giving communion could not be allowed following a period of pastoral discernment – something which Francis has advocated – adding that … More →

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To Vote or Not?

The full force of the nation’s quadrennial general-election campaign season is about to hit us. It will not occur to the majority of the nation’s voters who identify as Catholic to assess candidates in the light of teachings of the Faith. It never does. The proof is how they have voted throughout the twentieth century and now into this one, and especially since the so-called … More →

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I don’t know about you, but old enough as I am to remember how the killing of more than 200,000 Japanese civilians in the nuclear obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, especially the technological feat of accomplishing it with a single bomb per targeted city, was positively celebrated by Americans (Just think! We killed all those Japs with one bomb!), and considering the indifference of most … More →

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More From Crdl Muller Defending Sacrament of Matrimony

1Peter5 Maike Hickson: The title of Müller’s talk is: “What May We Expect From Families?” In the beginning of his presentation, which is interwoven with many references to Amoris Laetitia, the German cardinal compares the family with Noah’s Ark. At that time, Müller says, “the threats against the family and the whole society were omnipresent.” In the words of an old Jewish legend, moreover, the … More →

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The Difference Between Envy and Jealousy

Monsignor Charles Pope: A short while back, we read from First Samuel at daily Mass and encountered an envious Saul. Upon David’s return from slaying Goliath, the women sing a song praising him. Saul should rejoice with all Israel but instead he is resentful and envies David: Saul was very angry and resentful of the song, for he thought, “They give David ten thousands, but only … More →

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